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you exactly what mitt romney is going to say in wednesday's presidential debate, and i'm going to tell you how you back home can rebut his claims. how do i know what he is going to say? because a talking point's memo from the campaign to romney's surrogates and allies it was leaked today. i know from experience that a memo coming like this just two days before a debate it is intended to prepare the surrogates and allies to parrot really the candidate to repeat and reinforce his position on every issue. so you are ready to hear it and it makes his ability to defend at the debate that much so that's what this memo is all about. wednesday's debate is going to focus on three of the most contentious issues of the campaign. the focus will be on the role of government, the economy and health care. mitt romney has a history of shall we sa waffling a little bit on these important issues we even have a collection of mitt's flip flops here inside the war room but this suggests where his position is actually going to be on wednesday night. first off, the role of g
in a presidential debate like this. >> obama: who will have the zingers. >> romney: the $10,000 bet. >> no matter how many times they tell you they are he going start talking specifics really soon, they don't do it. >> it would take me too long to go through all of this now. >> the reason is because the math doesn't work. >> the devil is in the details. >> the devil is in the details. the angel is in the policy. >> why are you and romney losing? >> cenk: indeed, why are you losing? well, ladies and gentlemen it appears we got 'em. now last week i predicted that the race was over. but before that if you watch the show you know on set 19th i made a different prediction, not only would we believe that, but the republicans would believe it and act in accordance. we're going to count up, and we're going to find out how many days it will take before the republicans pull the chute and say, no, we're not putting any more money in the presidential race. we're shifting the money in the senate and congressional races because it will happen, and it appears that it has happened. listen to the report on fox ne
if he's a good zinger. the presidential last debate was back in 2008. he and mitt romney have never gone head to head. romney does need a win to make this a game changer. the match-up will be wednesday night in denver and of course, we know that you'll be tuned in right here to current tv tv for all of our pre and post-debate coverage. 83% of respondents to a new abc news poll said they're interested in the debates as well. so you're in good company. the supreme court starts a new session today. it plans to take up at least three big issues. it will focus on gay marriage, voting rights on affirmative action. fist stop will be affirmative action. opening arguments october 10th has to do with a city in texas and whether it will continue to use racial preferential as a factor in admissions. we're back with more steph after the break. presents coverage of the presidential debate. with unrivaled analysis and commentary. >> you're going to hear that used as a major talking point. (vo) the only network with real-time react
as promised, here is fact checking from last night's presidential debate. starting out, romney's claim that he would not raise any taxes on middle class americans. the first problem with this is that it is just the latest in a series of flip-flops. first he promises tax cuts across the board then he says don't expect any big tax breaks because he's also getting rid of deductions. now he says he will fight for middle class tax relief. as the president pointed out last night romney plans on paying for tax cuts by closing loopholes but he still will not say which ones and even if he does close them, that still doesn't pay for his $5 trillion worth of tax cuts. that means he would basically have to get rid of middle class deductions which effectively raises middle class rates. next up, healthcare. yep. romney really made a death panel reference, referring to the independent payment advisory board which does have the power to force medicare cuts. but it is explicitly prohibited from rationing care or restricting benefits so no
too. >> stephanie: he said romney has a thin resume to be a presidential candidate. he argues that romney's resume is rather thin. he said i haven't seen the government run as a business. and then crystal said he has a thin resume for a presidential candidate. he is a one-term governor in an atypical state. and he didn't change much for massachusetts. the thing he did change is the drop in employment rate. okay. i'm going to try one more time and then i'm going to start drinking. josh go ahead. >> caller: oh, hey. love you guys. especially here in south georgia you can imagine there aren't many progressive voices here. >> stephanie: i can imagine. >> caller: i wanted to give a shout out to the current chat room. this is kool-aid -- >> stephanie: all right. >> and he just burned up all of his time with that. >> stephanie: and time. actress olivia mund is next on the "stephanie miller show." ♪ they're going to vote for who they're going to vote for. most of us already know who we're going to vote for. i don't believe a lot of the people who call them
. >> he told bloom beg news it was more important to him that mitt romney win the presidential election than the jets have a winning season. the team went 8-8 last year and is 2-2 so far. >> john: i come from new york. the jets aren't going to have a winning season and mitt romney isn't going to be president. let me ask you a question, dan when you're reading the headlines, is it distracting to read a name like woody johnson? >> a little. >> john: you kept your composure. i can think of peter o'toole and woody johnson doubly phallic game. >> go by richard johnson. >> john: if you're a celebrity or a rock singer, you need to shut up about your political opinions but if you're in the nfl, by all means talk about who you want for president. >> maybe mitt romney wasn't bluffing when he said of some his best friends own nfl teams. >> john: he said nascar teams i thought. >> no, he said it about both. >> john: he'll probably buy the show and i will be -- >> the creator of the hit animated comedy family guy has been
implication here. if the presidential race becomes closer in virginia because of what romney said about coal. then suddenly kaine -- webb is our guy, the kaine allen race is one that is up for grabs again. >> al gore: i was going to say exactly the same thing. that after the democratic convention and particularly after the 47% gaffe by romney and the libya interpret statement in the middle of an international crisis we saw a big change in favor of democrats in the senate and house races, really across the board. you are right, this could blunt that rise and could make a big difference if obama wins reelection what kind of congress he has to work with. >> jennifer: i don't think that this debate is going to impact the presidential race much less the down-ballot races. >> al gore: i hope you are right. >> jennifer: i think it is a debate. as john was saying, we're going to come back, and you will see a different president, and his second debate, he also has joe biden coming up with paul ryan. this ain't -- you know democrats, progressives don't be worried. [ laughter ] >
with current news. >> good morning, everyone. mitt romney is releasing a new ad ahead of the presidential debates. as we talked about earlier this debate will center around the economy and this is an obvious appeal to the middle class. >> more americans live in poverty than when president obama took office. we should measure our compassion by how many of our fellow americans are able to get good-paying jobs. not by how many are on welfare. >> according to romney, 47% of americans are on welfare or dependent on the government. he has taken criticism since that video was leaked. bullpen paul ryan is saying that was inaccurate. ryan might not agree on the number romney used, but disagree on the principle. a video from november of last year, ryan is saying 70% of people want the american dream but 30% just want a welfare state. >> the obama camp is crying foul to a video newly posted of obama in 2007 talking to a black crowd about the bush administration's failed response to hurricane katrina. republicans are highly critical saying it shows the president appealing to racial solidarity. they a
by governor romney. why didn't -- first do you agree it was a false statement by romney and second, if so, why didn't the president attack it as such? >> clearly false. strangest moment i had ever heard where you have a presidential candidate promising to veto his own economic agenda. it is just very, very strange. we're all talking about that today, too. i think that the president you know you open up the debates. you actually -- the president -- let the challenger get some punches in. i think by repeatedly and boldly and flamboyantly lying about his positions, romney leaves himself open much the same way paul ryan did after his convention speech to -- you know, this is a mendacious person. because the other thing about romney last night is he came across as incredibly smart. this is a guy who clearly knows better. this is a guy who is clearly shading the truth because he can. not because he's ignorant or somehow doesn't quite grasp his own policies like we might have thought george w. bush had trouble with. >> eliot: you're
as the presidential debates approach, a spokesperson starts down playing how his candidate will do, hoping that reports will be that barack obama or mitt romney did better than expected. it has nothing to do with who is really scoring more points and it doesn't fool anyone. we have all seen this kind of public relations stunt before no one is buying it. both candidates are smart and articulate, and skilled at this kind of debate, both campaigns and their candidates should be focusing on the serious questions that need to be answered. here are a few, for mitt romney governor you have attacked the individual mandate requirement in the president's health care plan, but approved it for massachusetts, and you, newt gingrich, and the heritage foundation argued it was the key to sound health care economics until barack obama adopted explain why the individual mandate is no longer essential to health care economics. second question, put aside the language about foreign policy and the rhetoric about not apologizing, name who things you would do differently about iran and ru
would be is governor romney's -- governor etch-a-sketch, that is, his refusal to release a history of tax returns to be taken as a new standard and setting a new precedent for presidential candidates or should we take this as just one time just for him just for now? i'd like to see how both of them respond to that. >> what do you think mitt romney is going to say if he's asked that question. >> i think he'll say it's up to the individual. >> he will, he will, just as it was up to his father when his father released 11 or 12 years when he set the standard. >> if i was barack obama, i would remind the american people that we have employers who will require a drug test. we have employers that will ask for your facebook password. we have all kinds of standards that employers require of us that you would think actually seem more invasive to me rather than simply showing us that you pay taxes and you're within the law for the next 10 years or so. my personal opinion is we need a bill that says that when you take the nomination for your party, your tax returns become public records. >> i
presidential debate. it will only be romney's first. the memo is actually quite praising of the president calling him one of the most talented political communicators in modern history. meyer says they're fully expecting a 90-minute attack aimed at tearing romney down. mr. obama's traveling press secretary is joking about the whole attempt to lower expectations saying well, he could just fall right off the stage. the president is up in basically all of the most recent polls. gallup has him at 50 to 44%. reuters has him up by 7 and even fox news has him up by 5. even some top romney officials are admitting he's a lousy candidate! according to politico this morning, republicans even some of those working for romney say the real problem is not the polls or the gaffes or the leaked 47% remark, it's just mitt romney. they say he's a great businessman but when it comes to leading a political campaign, he is just, plain unnatural. and planned parenthood is stepping up its attacks against the romney campaign. this week, voters in vi
] >> eliot: despite the fact that he sited his romney care act as a great success. meanwhile, both sides are gearing up for next week's big event. wednesday's first presidential debate between the two contenders. both sides are working hard to shape expectations. beth myers sent out a memo that read in part . . . and obama campaign senior strategy david axelrod wrote, and i quote . . . for more on the expectations gain i'm joined by brent brent coburn. thanks for joining us. >> thanks for having me. >> eliot: the expectation game, could we agree for the moment they are both really smart guys and we're hopefully going to have a good debate about substance. >> that's our hope. the debates a great opportunity for the american people tune in and the candidates tell their stories. that's what we plan to do. we hope the romney campaign comes prepared to do the same thing. beside his technical -- technical skills as a debater, we hope he finally comes to the table with some details. >> eliot: i think the american public and my perspective in all of this is no mystery, i s
romney has been debating a lot this year. just real quickly. >> i think it's very important. this is the highest influxion moment of any campaign, particularly a presidential campaign. and so he's pretty good on his feet but again every answer is a minute and a half. you have to be hone and sharp and get your few points across that will then be covered by the media and form the broader public's opinion of what happened. >> jennifer: exactly. so interesting. i'll be watching. great popcorn moment. that's democratic strategist jill alper. thanks for joining us, jill. up next, all of the recent budget cuts have the ranks of union workers and public employees cut as well. we're going to tell you why they may be down but they're certainly not out. and is there anything worse than a whiny billionaire? well maybe a whiny republican billionaire. we'll tell you what has sheldon adelson so cranky. you're watching "the war room" only on current tv. how are you ever going to solve the problem if you don't look at all of
. speaking of taxes, is that going to be an issue again? because i didn't believe that mitt romney can get away with that little transparency with breaking the standard that every presidential candidate including his father -- if he won't show us his own tax -- and he is trying to make part of this campaign based on taxes. that's unconscionable. >> the president always says when you are running for office people want to lift the hood and kick the tires, and know what you are all about. the american people want to know did you invest in chinese companies? did you invest in -- you know what kind of companies -- investments were you involved in? and i think that's part of what we think should be in the discussion, and many people agree. there was a big story on the front of the times about how mitt romney financially benefited from bain. and if you are a teacher going to work, you are thinking why do i have to pay a higher rate. >> stephanie: yeah, it's a basic question of fairness. for instance if you are running -- literally it sounds like they think everything is off
be nice. ann romney she is running for first lady along with her husband, although mitt romney did say one time that he didn't want to see too much of her people might get a little tired of her. >> a record night on twitter during wednesday's presidential debate, they set a record 10.3 million tweets were fired off during the debate. the highest point was jim lehrer said let's not when mitt romney wanted to move on to another topic. >> ben knows this because he head all of those tweets. >> exactly. there were people all over the country talking about his tweets. we'll talk about that story later. >> and john travolta and olivia newton john are swinging together for the first time in 35 years. they are putting out a charity holiday music album titled "this christmas". there are also other guest artists appearing on the album including kenny g. >> that is a who's who of musics will never listen to ever. >> john and olivia do the hits. >> you got it. >> holy cow do i not want to hear that. [ laughter ] >> could turn into a vegas show you never know. >> you never know.
stephanie cutter and romney's got eric fehrnstrom. it really isn't fair. the ok'd thing is mitt romney there, please? >> that depends. which one do you want? >> caller: i was just curious how it is going to feel to go down in history as the first presidential candidate to lose four states in massachusetts hirsch and virginia. -- michigan and virginia. >> look at the time. >> stephanie: okay. must take interviews. >> >> stephanie: david in colorado. >> just the right height. >> hi, how are you? >> stephanie: hi david welcome. >> caller: i want to make a comment on -- when obama said the private sector is doing fine well, the jobs may not have been doing fine but profits of corporations are higher than ever. >> stephanie: yep. >> caller: corporate welfare. >> stephanie: the stock market has doubled under obama. >> he got a $4 billion refund. no complaints about that. when i was younger and i grew up -- >> they're job creators. >> healthcare and we had a 401(k) to put money in. not likely to get all much back. th
to be presidential i guess you can't say the l word. but mitt romney again. >> romney: obamacare is on my list, i use that term with all respect -- >> obama: i like it. >> stephanie: or just call it romneycare. >> except it wept a little bit further than obamacare because it covered abortions. >> stephanie: oops that's inconvenient. ronda in chico, california. even the unnecessary abortions that doctors perform on people that aren't pregnant. >> what? >> stephanie: hi ronda. >> caller: this is ronda from chico, and i have a partner who is a wonderful woman, she is a nurse, and yes i'm a lesbian, oh, my god -- and she so loves you. there are times when we'll be doing something, and it's like i can't talk right now i'm watching stephanie. and i'm like oh my god. so it's so awesome to finally meet the other woman. >> stephanie: yeah, take that. go ahead. >> caller: what i think about the debate in a nutshell i agree with chris matthews. but i'll share it ronda style. jim lehrer was a whimp, mitt romney was a bully, and obama needs to step it up. he needs to say in his debates wha
rates to near zero. while mitt romney thinks he can solve our fiscal problems by firing big bird, the white house is focusing on a jobs agenda, and thankfully so. that's my view. vice presidential debate. with unrivaled analysis and commentary. >> the idea that he could criticize the president on the down grading, when he led the charge to block a resolution. outrageous. (vo) the only network with real-time reaction straight from the campaigns and from viewers like you. >>now that's politically direct. septic disasters are disgusting and costly, but avoidable. the rid-x septic subscriber program helps prevent backups by sending you monthly doses right to your door so you will never forget to maintain your system. sign up at fruit just got cooler. fruit on one side, cool on the other. new ice breakers duo. a fruity, cool way to break the ice. >> eliot: in 1993 three children were brew it wily murdered in the woods of west memphis arkansas. three local teenagers later to become known as the west memphis three were arrested for the crime. based on the forced conf
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